Well by that reasoning, then the same needy person should be OK stealing from a grocery store you own then too. It's the same logic. If you need something that's not exclusively yours then you simply take it.
And here's another question then. If a family is needy, and is needy enough that they have to steal a deer to survive, then would it be OK if that same person shoots a trophy buck so that he can sell it to some antler addict for 10K so that he can feed his family for a year rather than a month? That'd be a heck of a lot more efficient AND smarter. If you're going to steal, then steal big...right?
And would the same "pass" apply for people that don't live in the area? What if there are needy people that live in an urban area that come and poach deer because they are on tough times?
Then there's the pride part, which I don't understand. If you're too proud to take a handout or to ask for help, then you should also be too proud to steal, because stealing is exactly what it is.
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